Epworth continues to gather exclusively online for worship, with videos premiering on Facebook and YouTube every Sunday at 10 a.m. 

Live Broadcast

Order of Service (Bulletin) - November 29, 2020

First Sunday of Advent: I Believe in the Sun: Hope for Tomorrow



Prelude: "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" - Rev. Jerry Asheim

Welcome & Open Prayer - Rev. Kristin Stoneking & Susan Jardin, Rev. Jerry Asheim & Melani Gantes

Advent Carol of Hope: "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" Rev. Jerry Asheim & Chris Poston



Isaiah Reading: Isaiah 40: 1-11 - Carol Baumbauer

Children’s Message: Susan Jardin & Judy Kriege

Gospel Reading: Mark 1: 1-15 - Carol Baumbauer

The Witness of Music (Anthem): "I Believe" recorded for the "Sounds of Epworth" CD, 2019 

Message: "I Believe in the Sun: Hope for Tomorrow" - Rev. Kristin Stoneking



Advent Carol of Response: "People Look East" UM Hymnal # 202 - Rev. Jerry Asheim & Margot Hanson

Litany of Belief - Dianne Rush Woods & Orion Lacey

Prayers in the Stillness - Rev. Jerry Asheim & Melani Gantes

Offering Announcement and Opportunities - Rev. Kristin Stoneking

Doxology - Judy Kriege



Carol of Resistance: “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” - Rev. Jerry Asheim & Chris Poston

Benediction - Rev. Kristin Stoneking & Handbells on the front porch

Postlude: "Now Thank We All Our God" - Rev. Jerry Asheim

​​Special thanks to:

Video producer: Tai Jokela

Podcast producer: Ethan Lindsey

Livestream producer: Merrie Bunt

Virtual Coffee Hour

Immediately following online worship, all are welcome to a time of catch up and conversation: https://bit.ly/ECH1129

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